Grace & Friends Medical Fund

A primary element to our mission is to finance medical care for dogs and cats with serious, yet treatable health issues that will improve their chances of being adopted into fur-ever homes.

Polo came into Manatee County Animal Services with a broken leg, pelvis and possible spine injury. We are going to get this little guy all the help he needs so he can live a long happy life with a new loving family.

Emergency Assistance



Grace came into the shelter on July 9th, transferred from an ER. Grace was most likely hit by a car. No one showed up to claim her. She is young, probably under a year old. Grace had very little mobility and could not stand on her own. The initial recommendation from the ER vet was euthanization. With the help of volunteers, the shelter staff has worked with her, giving her soothing lavender baths, light range of motion and some stretching. There have been signs of improvement. We committed to giving her a chance. She has been seen by Dr. Rose (surgeon) and by the neurologist, Dr. Levine. The high end for MRI and potential surgery is estimated at $6,100.00 but could be more depending on what is needed. In addition, she will need FHO surgery in the future.  This may be a long journey for Grace.  With your donation, we can all be a part of Saving Grace.  Thank you.